Wednesday December 04, 1996

US date format: 12/4/1996, UK date format: 4/12/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 4, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kyle McVea . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Mars Attacks!, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Arena Toshinden 3 or Age of Sail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 04, 1996?


  • Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
  • R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
  • Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
  • International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
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  • 7th Billboard Music Awards
  • NASA's first Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail



Directed by: Mark Peploe

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irène Jacob, Rufus Sewell

The Preacher's Wife

The Preacher's Wife

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 04, 1996?
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Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - Breathe
  2. - One And One
  3. - Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away
  4. - A Different Beat

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Nobody
  2. - Pony
  3. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  4. - No Diggity
  5. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  6. - This Is For The Lover In You
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - Falling
  9. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  10. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
Sport Games on December 04, 1996

Sport Games on December 04, 1996


American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Detroit Pistons : 90 - 100
  • Boston Celtics - Houston Rockets : 89 - 94
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Orlando Magic : 84 - 57
  • Dallas Mavericks - Miami Heat : 79 - 101
  • Golden State Warriors - Phoenix Suns : 87 - 118
See all Basketball game results of December 04, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Stoke - Charlton : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 04, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - Southampton : 3 - 1
  • West Ham - Aston Villa : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of December 04, 1996

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Il était une fois... les explorateurs

Il était une fois... les explorateurs

Days to next December 04

If December 04, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 8 days.

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man


Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by …

The Third Twin by Ken Follett

The Third Twin


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUsing a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the …

The Regulators by Richard Bachman

The Regulators


On a perfect summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, many of the citizens who live on Poplar Street are killed mysteriously, and at the center of the mystery is a

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean


"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book ClubFew first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical …

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bahamut Lagoon

Bahamut Lagoon

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Square

Championship Manager 96/97

Championship Manager 96/97

Platform: PC/Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Battle Arena Toshinden 3

Battle Arena Toshinden 3

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Versus fighting game

Publisher: Takara (JPN) Playmates Interactive Entertainment (US) Sony Computer Entertainment (EUR)

Age of Sail

Age of Sail

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: TalonSoft

Fragile Allegiance

Fragile Allegiance

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me

Genre: 4X, Real-time strategy

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive Interplay

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